Garry Unger

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Garry Unger
Born (1947-12-07) December 7, 1947 (age 67)
Calgary, AB, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for AHL
Rochester Americans
Moncton Alpines
NHL
Toronto Maple Leafs
Detroit Red Wings
St. Louis Blues
Atlanta Flames
Los Angeles Kings
Edmonton Oilers
National team  Canada
Playing career 1967–1988

Garry Douglas "Iron man" Unger (born December 7, 1947) is a former professional ice hockey centre who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1967 until 1983.

Playing career[edit]

Unger set an NHL record by playing 914 consecutive games in the regular season between February 24, 1968 and December 21, 1979, doing so with four teams: the Toronto Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Blues and Atlanta Flames.[1] His record has since been surpassed by Doug Jarvis, who played 964 consecutive games.[2]

Unger finished with 1105 career NHL games, scoring 413 goals and 391 assists for 804 points, and he also registered 1075 career penalty minutes.[1] Unger was also the MVP of the 1974 NHL All-Star game.

Personal[edit]

Garry was the oldest of four children of Jakob and Olive (Wheeler) Unger. He and his wife Beverly have three children. Garry presently works with the Banff Hockey Academy in Banff, Alberta, Canada.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1966–67 London Nationals OHA 48 38 35 73 60
1966–67 Tulsa Oilers CHL 2 2 0 2 2
1966–67 Rochester Americans AHL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1967–68 London Nationals OHA 2 4 1 5 2
1967–68 Tulsa Oilers CHL 9 3 5 8 6
1967–68 Rochester Americans AHL 5 1 3 4 6
1967–68 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 15 1 1 2 4
1967–68 Detroit Red Wings NHL 13 5 10 15 2
1968–69 Detroit Red Wings NHL 76 24 20 44 33
1969–70 Detroit Red Wings NHL 76 42 24 66 67 4 0 1 1 6
1970–71 Detroit Red Wings NHL 51 13 14 27 63
1970–71 St. Louis Blues NHL 28 15 14 29 41 6 3 2 5 20
1971–72 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 36 34 70 104 11 4 5 9 35
1972–73 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 41 39 80 119 5 1 2 3 2
1973–74 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 33 35 68 96
1974–75 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 36 44 80 123 2 1 3 4 6
1975–76 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 39 44 83 95 3 2 1 3 7
1976–77 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 30 27 57 56 4 0 1 1 2
1977–78 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 32 20 52 66
1978–79 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 30 26 56 44
1979–80 Atlanta Flames NHL 79 17 16 33 39 4 0 3 3 2
1980–81 Los Angeles Kings NHL 58 10 10 20 40
1980–81 Edmonton Oilers NHL 13 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 2
1981–82 Edmonton Oilers NHL 46 7 13 20 69 4 1 0 1 23
1982–83 Edmonton Oilers NHL 16 2 0 2 8
1982–83 Moncton Alpines AHL 8 2 3 5 0
1985–86 Dundee Rockets BHL 35 86 48 134 64 6 7 6 13 44
1986–87 Peterborough Pirates BHL 30 95 143 238 58
1987–88 Peterborough Pirates BHL 32 37 44 81 116
NHL totals 1105 413 391 804 1075 51 12 18 30 105

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Gary Unger player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Doug Jarvis player profile". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Red Berenson
St. Louis Blues captain
1976–77
Succeeded by
Red Berenson